The other day I saw this article on Buzzfeed that said that if you put Skittles in liquid, the S will float off, rather than dissolving. The article had pictures, but you can't always trust pictures on the internet.
Hmmmm, I thought. The office is filled with Halloween candy. I bet we have Skittles here.
And then I thought, I bet we also have water.
And we did!
And so a science experiment was born:
Unfortunately, I don't get paid to conduct science experiments with Skittles in my office, so I mostly just ignored it from this point forward and looked at it every few minutes.
First I learned that the dye they use for Skittles is not lighter than water:
As the Skittles continued to dissolve, small pieces of white something began to float up:
None of the pieces were intact letter S shapes, though.
Nope, still no floating S.
Wait...could it be?
That is a letter S. Definitely an S.
By the end of the hour, there were several:
There weren't any Skittles, though. When I dumped out the cup in the office kitchen sink, there was nothing left.
Not even an S.